Archives for June 2015

City of Cumming July 4th Celebration and Steam Engine Parade 2015

july 4th parade cumming gaOne of our favorite events in Cumming, GA besides the Country Fair in October is the July 4th celebration at the Cumming Fairgrounds. It’s small town America at its best!

The City of Cumming has the BEST 4th of July Celebration around!! Our Independence Day Celebration begins on July 3rd at 6:00 p.m. with various vendors including food and drink, inflatables for kids, music, wonderful fireworks display along with an all-ages dance contest.

Bring your blanket, set out on the lawn and enjoy the festivities. There is no admission or parking fee for the July 3rd celebration!

On July 4th, come and enjoy the famous Steam Engine Parade beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Parade will include steam engines, antique tractors, antique cars and many other floats decorated in the spirit of the holiday.

  • Friday, July 3rd @ Cumming Fairgrounds
  • 6:00pm  – 11:00 pm –  Vendors Open (Food, Children’s Activities, Dance Contest)
  • 9:30pm  –  Fireworks Show
  • FREE parking and admission.
  • Saturday, July 4th
  • 10:00am –  Parade Begins at downtown square.
  • Parade Ends at Cumming Fairgrounds At Approximately 12:00 Noon

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 26 – June 28, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaHere is a roundup of fun things to do this last weekend of June in Forsyth County, GA.

Be careful out there in the heat and remember not to let young ones walk outside without shoes on. Also be careful with your fur babies in this heat! Feet and paws can burn on outdoor surfaces and concrete. Also drink lots of fluids and stay indoors during peak sun times. Never leave people or animals in a hot car!

Friday, June 26

9:30 am – 11:30 am – MOM’s Club Membership Drive – If you are a mom in the Cumming area, we would like to meet you! Please join us to learn more about our organization and to meet some club members. The MOMS Club® is an international support group for mothers who stay home with their children, including those who work part time, but are home with their children during the day. This chapter of the MOMS Club® serves moms who live in Cumming with addresses in the zip codes of 30040 or 30028 that are south of Hwy 369/Matt Hwy. The MOMS Club® offers a variety of fun activities for mothers and their children. It also offers a great opportunity to meet other moms in the Cumming area. Please feel free to check out our MOMS Club® of Cumming, GA Facebook Page or our website. If you are interested in joining this organization or would like additional information, please email momsclubofcummingga (at) gmail (dot) com.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Passport to Imagination at Michaels. Make a fun fishing game. $5.00 per child. Join us in our store classrooms on an imaginary seven-week road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids’ crafts at each stop. Get a stamp for each stop on your passport card and choose a special prize after 5 stamps! Plus, You’ll have time at the end of session to doodle, play and create with the products from that week’s sponsor. Register online or in store. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday through August 1, 2015.

10:00 am – 11:00 am – Busy Builders at Hampton Park Library. Let’s build something together! Did you know that playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills? Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

11:15 am – 12:45 pm – Family Movie at Post Road Library. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Join us each Friday during the summer for an air conditioned movie picnic! Bring your lunch or snacks and pillow and blanket to get comfortable. Check out our summer selection of great family movies on the website!

Saturday, June 20

7:00 am – 1:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB. Make pie tic tac toe game. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Story time at Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth. Orion is scared of a lot of things, but most of all he’s scared of the dark. So one night the Dark decides to take Orion on an adventure. The Dark leads Orion on a night of friendly mischief (bed bouncing!) and a trip into the very heavens where Dark reign.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Free Family Fun Carnival at Atlanta Diamond Design at The Collection Forsyth. Bring the whole family for face-painting, balloon animals, games, prizes, treats, and crafts – all free! You’ll also have a chance to try your luck at the Diamond Island Game. $5 buys you a cup of sand that is guaranteed to have a gemstone inside worth more than $5, even some sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. But one lucky cup will have a $1,000 diamond inside. Come try your luck!

 

ALL WEEKEND

Farmers Produce Market and City Produce markets are open!

Lake Lanier Islands is open! They have a new CAT4 tube slide that plunges into the lake!

The Old Atlanta spray pad and Cumming Aquatic Center are open!

Need more ideas? Also check out our list of fun things to do this summer in Forsyth County, GA!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 19 – June 21, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county ga“We’re having a heat wave…” Sing it with me! There are lots of ways to beat the heat this weekend and hopefully it will include water activities or air conditioning!

Here is a roundup of fun things to do for Father’s Day weekend in Forsyth County, GA.

Be careful out there in the heat and remember not to let young ones walk outside without shoes on. Also be careful with your fur babies in this heat! Feet and paws can burn on outdoor surfaces and concrete. Also drink lots of fluids and stay indoors during peak sun times. Never leave people or animals in a hot car!

Friday, June 19

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Passport to Imagination at Michaels. Make a parrot puppet. $5.00 per child. Join us in our store classrooms on an imaginary seven-week road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond, with fun kids’ crafts at each stop. Get a stamp for each stop on your passport card and choose a special prize after 5 stamps! Plus, You’ll have time at the end of session to doodle, play and create with the products from that week’s sponsor. Register online or in store. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday through August 1, 2015.

10:00 am – 11:00 am – Busy Builders at Hampton Library. Let’s build something together! Did you know that playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills? Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

11:15 am – 12:45 pm – Family Movie at Post Road Library. Annie! Join us each Friday during the summer for an air conditioned movie picnic! Bring your lunch or snacks and pillow and blanket to get comfortable. Check out our summer selection of great family movies below!

11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Inflatable Zoo at Hampton Park Library. Adam Komesar will use comedy magic with a hilarious jungle safari theme to entertain and educate about animals and nature. All ages welcome and no registration is required.

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Origami Fair at Sharon Forks Library. Do you love to fold? Drop in anytime and learn to fold some cool origami shapes! Registration not required. This program is for ages 8 and up.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Inflatable Zoo at Cumming Library. Adam Komesar will use comedy magic with a hilarious jungle safari theme to entertain and educate about animals and nature. All ages welcome and no registration is required.

8:00 pm – Sawnee Mountain Music concert. Brushfire – with over three decades of performing together this SMM favorite is
sure to satisfy old and new fans. Tickets are $10. Call 770-887-7635 for details.

Saturday, June 20

7:00 am – 1:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB. Make knotted popsicle book. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Story time at Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth. Join us for a special Storytime celebration for Father’s Day featuring How to Surprise a Dad and How to Babysit a Grandpa.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Superhero Dad’s Movie Celebration at Cumming Library. Finding Nemo! All ages welcome, no registration required.

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Humane Society Dog & Cat Adoption Event at Petco. Every Saturday we hold “Adoption Days” where the foster pets and some of HSFC pets are transported to the Petco located in Cumming, Ga. in hopes of finding good, loving, and permanent homes!

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – A Taste of India at Save the Horses. Join us for a fun & tasty fundraiser. 100% of proceeds benefit the animals at SavetheHorses. Indian Food – Family Fun – Face Painting – Petting Zoo – Live Indian Music- Pony Rides – Hot Dogs
SavetheHorses, 1768 Newt Green Rd, Cumming, GA. Lets take an afternoon and support this cause and have a great time.
Pre-register on Facebook.  Adults $20 per plate and kids $12.00 per plate (includes a drink.) There is free parking at the farm.

12:00 PM – Hampton Park Library – Teen Movie Marathon: The Amazing Spider-Man. Teen programs are for rising 6th-12th grade students.  Registration is not required, unless otherwise noted.

2:30 PM – Hampton Park Library – Teen Movie Marathon: The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Teen programs are for rising 6th-12th grade students.  Registration is not required, unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, June 21

Happy Father’s Day! Check out all of the neat places where Dad gets in free in Atlanta from Occupy My Family.

ALL WEEKEND

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA. Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-5. Lakewood 400 Antiques Market, The Marketplace for Classic Antiques & Collectibles, Unique Home & Garden Decor, Jewelry & Art. Over 475 booths. $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 are free. Sign up for their newsletter and get a coupon! It’s our 12th Birthday Celebration this weekend! Thank YOU for making Lakewood 400 one of the Best in America!! USA Today and The Huffington Post agree! See you this weekend!

Farmers Produce Market and City Produce markets are open!

Lake Lanier Islands is open! They have a new CAT4 tube slide that plunges into the lake!

The Old Atlanta spray pad and Cumming Aquatic Center are open!

Need more ideas? Also check out our list of fun things to do this summer in Forsyth County, GA!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 12 – June 14, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaA warm weekend is in store with temps hitting the 90s! Here are some fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, June 12

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Friday Family Movie Picnic – Big Hero 6  – Join us each Friday during the summer for an air conditioned movie picnic! Bring your lunch or snacks and pillow and blanket to get comfortable. Check out our summer selection of great family movies below!

1:30 PM – Hampton Park Library – Wildlife Wonders Presents: Animals Around the World. Learn about animals from around the world and see them in person, too! Every hero has a story…so what do you think these animals’ super hero abilities are?  All ages are welcome and registration is not required.

Saturday, June 13

7:00 am – 1:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB. Make a Father’s Day duct tape frame. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 AM – Cumming Library – Arthur Atsma: AtsMAGIC. A magic and comedy show for families.

11:00 AM – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Barnes & Noble’s picture book of the month Touch The Brightest Star. In this interactive bedtime story, touch, tap, blink and whisper to make magic happen in the nighttime sky.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post.

1:00 pm – 4:00 PM – Michaels Fun Family Craft Time: Father’s Day tie-dye tee. Spend some craft time with Dad this year and create a colorful T-shirt. $7 per shirt, including supplies.

6:15 PM – Post Road Library – One World Forsyth – A Cuban Beach Party with Havana Son – Talented Cuban performers from Havana Son will be taking us on a singing, dancing, hands-on musical tour of Latin America. Afterwards, enjoy treats and make Cuban crafts and sand art! Magical Moments by Margarita will be on hand for face painting.

ALL WEEKEND

Pick your own strawberries at Warbington Farms. Now is the time to get strawberries! We will be open Mondays-Saturdays 9am-5pm and Sundays 1pm-5pm (weather permitting) unless otherwise noted. They hope to have berries till mid June. Please check their Facebook page for updates.

Farmers Produce Market and City Produce markets are open!

Lake Lanier Islands is open! They have a new CAT4 tube slide that plunges into the lake!

The Old Atlanta spray pad and Cumming Aquatic Center are open!

Need more ideas? Also check out our list of fun things to do this summer in Forsyth County, GA!

Summer Bucket List Ideas for Kids 2015

summer bucket list ideas for kidsA fun activity for kids is to create a summer bucket list at the start of the summer.

You can create it on construction paper, on the computer or a chalk board, or even on a poster board.

On our bucket list, we combine a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, road trips and ideas for making crafts, cooking/baking, places to visit, community service, things to create and more.

Some of our favorite things to do include: build a fort, run through sprinklers, visit a spray fountain, make snow cones, catch fireflies, play mini golf, go to an outdoor movie, make a new recipe, visit local pools/beaches, go on a hike/nature walk, read a book, make s’mores, create an obstacle course, make a music video, write a letter and more.

Once you create your summer bucket list, the kids will enjoy checking off the items as you complete the activities.

This year we bought poster board and made our list with markers.

I have seen some other ideas on Pinterest – some have printables, some use sticky notes, clothes pins, popsicle sticks, whatever suits you.

Have the kids write it out themselves if they are old enough.

summerbucketlistWe were inspired by Judy Moody and her quest for thrill points one summer and my daughter created a similar poster like Judy did.

Looking for inspiration? Check out these ideas – visit my Kid Stuff Pinterest board for more summer fun.

Here is a neat background to start with – just download and add your list.

Here is a summer bucket list created on a chalkboard. How cute!

This is a free printable – One Hundred & One Fun Summer Ideas for Kids

Here is one created with a metal pail, clothes pins and a sharpie! How clever!

What’s on your summer bucket list?

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for June 5 – June 7, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaSummer vacation is here with lazier days, lemonade, lake swims and so much more! Here’s a roundup of fun things to do for families this weekend in Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, June 5

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

10:15 AM – Post Road Library  Books & Babies for Walkers 

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library  Preschool Play Day 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Friday Family Movie Picnic – Paddington 

8:00 pm – Sawnee Mountain Music – Barbwire Bluegrass. Wonderful springtime for Bluegrass Music. Tickets $10.00. Call 770-887-7635 for details.

Saturday, June 6

7:00 am – 1:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop Learn How to Build a Load & Go Truck!

  • FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12
  • All kid get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
  • Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
  • Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
  • Thank you for registering online to help us better plan our craft kit quantities needed.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB. Make a Father’s Day craft stick card. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time at The Collection Forsyth. Oh, the fun you’ll have at this Storytime! Join us as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

11:00 AM – Sharon Forks Library  Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs – This sensory storytime program is designed for children with special needs. It will feature dim lighting, flexible start/end time, multiple presentation methods, and stories, songs, and rhymes with heavy repetition. All ages and abilities welcome. Please contact the Sharon Forks Library with any questions or concerns or if your child needs special accommodations.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library Saturday Family Storytime at Post 

ALL WEEKEND

Pick your own strawberries at Warbington Farms. Now is the time to get strawberries! We will be open Mondays-Saturdays 9am-5pm and Sundays 1pm-5pm (weather permitting) unless otherwise noted. They hope to have berries till mid June. Please check their Facebook page for updates.

Farmers Produce Market and City Produce markets are open!

Lake Lanier Islands is open! They have a new CAT4 tube slide that plunges into the lake!

The Old Atlanta spray pad and Cumming Aquatic Center are open!

Need more ideas? Also check out our list of fun things to do this summer in Forsyth County, GA!


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